Queens’ Morning Roundup

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Headlines from around the web.


Wednesday: Overcast with a chance of rain, then a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 79. Winds from the SSE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%. Wednesday night: Overcast with thunderstorms and rain showers. Low of 75. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70% with rainfall amounts near 0.4 in. possible.


Children and adults will enjoy this interactive supersonic dance party, Hey Dango, about three space explorers and one wacky fun-loving alien named Dango. Starts at 7 p.m. in Highland Park at Elton Street and Jamaica Avenue. Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own

Low expectations for New York standardized test scores

New York education officials are set to release the much-anticipated results of this year’s statewide English and math tests. Read more: AP

Five Queens stations to get ‘next train’ audio announcements

Subway riders at five Queens stations aren’t getting countdown clocks yet, but starting Wednesday they’ll have the next best thing — next train audio announcements. Read more: New York Daily News

Southwest nose gear likely failed from “stress overload,” NTSB says

The National Transportation Safety Board says a Southwest Airlines plane’s nose gear appears to have failed because of “stress overload” when it collapsed during landing at LaGuardia last month, causing the plane to skid and spark down the runway.  Read more: NBC New York

Immunization clinics in Queens and the Bronx set to close by the end of the month

The city is gearing up to shutdown immunization centers in Queens and the Bronx even as children are flocking to them as part of the back-to-school rush. Read more: New York Daily News 

Weiner calls GOP candidate ‘grandpa’ at AARP mayoral forum

Mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner made waves Tuesday, when he called a Republican rival “grandpa” during a confrontation at a forum sponsored by the AARP. Read more: CBS New York

Cleveland house of horrors where women spent decade in ‘hell’ due to be razed

The boarded-up, two-story house where Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro held three women for a decade will be knocked down on Wednesday, just days after its former occupant was sentenced to life behind bars without parole plus an additional millennium. Read more: NBC News